BRINGING IN THE FESTIVITIES OF THE SEASON WITH “RAMADAN DI HATI”
Awakening the Spirit of Peace and Forgiveness this Ramadan and Syawal as
Berjaya Times Square Hotel Presents “Ramadan Di Hati”
Berjaya Times Square Hotel, Kuala Lumpur is ushering in Ramadan Al-Mubarak this year with its “Ramadan Di Hati” that signify the essence and true spirit of peace, forgiveness and togetherness at the forefront this holy month and I got to experience it recently.
This Ramadan calls for a moment of inner reflection and enlightenment, even as the feast that we sense with appetising buka puasa cuisine. On the 14th floor of the hotel sits Big Apple Restaurant, the understated all-day dining outlet that is offering over 200 types of dishes daily all through Ramadan. Carefully crafted by two accomplished chefs, the hotel’s Malay Cuisine Chef Yusoff Hamid and Big Apple Restuarant’s Chef de Cuisine Mazlee Rahman, their collaboration sees an outstanding variety of cuisine options for the Ramadan Buffet this year.
The hotel’s Malay Cuisine Chef Yusoff Hamid said, “This year, the buffet line-up offers greater variety than ever, with over 200 items that are rotated on a daily basis. We emphasise local kampung flavours by utilising a lot of fresh traditional spices and local ingredients.”
Big Apple Restaurant is definitely an ideal venue to enhance the buka puasa experience with its extensive Ramadan Buffet starring traditional Malay delights that include recipes such as Ayam Goreng Berempah (Fried Chicken with Malay Spices), Daging Gulai Kawah (Beef Simmered with Coconut Cream and Long Bean) and Telur Itik Masak Lemak (Duck Eggs Cooked with Coconut Milk) among others.
Chef Yusoff and his culinary brigade have also sprinkled a touch of creativity on several time-honoured recipes like Ekor Masak Merah (Oxtail with Tomato Sauce), Gulai Ikan Talang dan Nanas (Braised Salted Fish with Pineapple), Udang Panggang Percik (Spiced Grill Prawns), Daging Persamah (Simmered Beef with Local Herbs and Coconut Milk), Ikan Kerapu Masak Pedas (Garoupa with Hot and Sour Sauce), among many other must-try traditional Malay dishes.
Other choices of cuisine available throughout Ramadan include varieties of savouries and pickles, Malaysian sambals, international appetisers, cold salads with dressing and condiments, fruit rojak, meat carvings of the day, Middle Eastern specialties, Thai and Indian dishes, Aneka Panggang Serantau (Six types of grilled varieties), dim sum and pasta stations. Original prices are RM98.00++ per adult and RM49.00++ per child, while the Early Bird Ramadan Vouchers are available at RM77.66++ and RM38.80++ per child until 30 June 2013.